¿Por qué el cambio climático representa una oportunidad para el sector microfinanciero?

¿Por qué el cambio climático representa una oportunidad para el sector microfinanciero?

En una reciente entrevista, la Secretaria Ejecutiva de Naciones Unidas para el Cambio Climático, Christiana Figueres, mencionó 3 razones por las cuales un mayor número de empresas han decidido abordar el cambio climático:

  • Por qué la continuidad de sus negocios se ve amenazada de no hacerlo
  • Por qué tomar acción es rentable en su balance final
  • Por qué nos movemos inevitablemente hacia una sociedad baja en carbono, por lo que tomar la iniciativa ahora les dará ventaja competitiva
jueves, 22 de octubre de 2015/Author: Alma García/Number of views (3532)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
¿Podemos invertir inteligentemente en microfinanzas?

¿Podemos invertir inteligentemente en microfinanzas?

Las microfinanzas han pasado de ser un negocio financiado por unos pocos donantes y fundaciones filantrópicas, a convertirse en una industria grande y rentable: un esfuerzo de miles millones de dólares a nivel mundial, que cuenta con 2 mil millones de clientes en países de bajos y medianos ingresos. El monto de financiamiento público y privado a nivel internacional para las instituciones de microfinanzas también se ha incrementado dramáticamente –estimo que ha multiplicado 14 veces su valor en la última década–, en base a esta fuente y este artículo; alcanzando los US$31 mil millones en 2013. Dado este éxito, y la cantidad gastada por los inversionistas de impacto (incluidas las instituciones financieras de desarrollo, como el Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo), la pregunta es: ¿Estamos invirtiendo inteligentemente?
viernes, 1 de mayo de 2015/Author: Yuri Soares/Number of views (7923)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
Etiquetas: microfinanceRCT

Transparency in microfinance: How ratings can support the development of a market

Over the last decade, the microfinance industry in Latin America and the Caribbean has grown dramatically. One of the important building blocks of this development has been the industry’s push for transparency, as provided by ratings. Ratings have been important to facilitating funding, particularly from international investors; for providing benchmarks for use by microfinance institutions (MFIs); and  for providing information to regulators and donors. This is why the MIF has been working with microfinance ratings since the late 1990s, and it has been a recurrent issue at our yearly industry event, Foromic. he MIF’s experience in microfinance ratings has recently been assessed by an independent consultant, here are some of the conclusions.
miércoles, 25 de junio de 2014/Author: Sergio Navajas/Number of views (10766)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
Etiquetas: microfinance

Recognizing excellence in Caribbean microfinance

A Microfinance Start-up Becomes Front-runner, Client Protection, and ‘Very, Very Good Sauce’

On the evening of October 31, 2013, microfinance stakeholders from around the Caribbean gathered at the Courtleigh Hotel in Kingston, Jamaica to participate in the second annual Citi Microentrepreneurship Awards for the Caribbean, sponsored by Citi Foundation and the Multilateral Investment Fund under the auspices of the Caribbean Microfinance Capacity-Building Project II. The Excellence in Microentrepreneurship in Suriname award was presented to Mr. Jurgen Boodie, owner of Restaurant JiJi’s, the Excellence in Microfinance Product Innovation award was won by Access Financial Services in Jamaica, and La Inmaculada Credit Union in Belize emerged as the winner of the Excellence in Microfinance Transparency award. As a few of the speakers noted, there is something special about gathering microfinance stakeholders in one place and recognizing the accomplishments of the best.

lunes, 11 de noviembre de 2013/Author: Ryan Tang/Number of views (5776)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating

HELP: Lessons learned from working in fragile settings


The MIF recently hosted two workshops, one in Washington and another in Port-au-Prince  (as part of a microfinance seminar), to discuss the lessons learned from the Haitian Emergency Liquidity Program (HELP), a $2.1 million dollar program designed to buy earthquake-affected loans from microfinance institutions, providing them fresh funds to maintain their lending operations and preserve their capital base.  MIF and other funders conceived the project in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake, to provide support to microfinance institutions and their clients. Omtrix implemented HELP and the Emergency Liquidity Fund (ELF).  ELF provides liquidity and risk management training to prequalified MFIs and private investors in case of disasters. Omtrix is a fund manager and financial consulting firm that focuses on the microfinance sector.  
miércoles, 22 de mayo de 2013/Author: Nara Meli/Number of views (5892)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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